Toolmaker (Moulding)

Job Reference: WM – 2367

Location: Staffordshire

Salary: £36,070

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Toolmaker (Moulding)


  • Ensure safe use of handling equipment: crane / lifting gear, ensure load is within SWL of handling gear
  • Inspect lifting gear before use: quarantine & report any non conformities with eyebolts or lifting chains
  • Maintenance of PM schedule on IMM tooling + downstream identified tooling
  • Arrange / support shift cover with opposite tooling engineers during holiday periods
  • support business needs of extra shifts / w/end work during periods of high production demand
  • addition of learning points / specific actions to each tool PM procedure, ie: core pin to sleeve fit, replacement of cap heads on any high risk lifter assemblies
  • Maintain register of tooling related costs + down time, track daily workload of events – tool room log
  • Upkeep of tool tag system
  • Ensure tooling complies with GA standards and will fit local machinery
  • Confirm feasibility of engineering changes related to imm tooling both internal & external where necessary
  • Layout: storage of IMM tools is adhered to
  • Ensure tool loan agreements are in place when transferring to other facilities
  • Ensure tools are prepared for safe transportation as per std
  • Maintain sufficient critical spares, core pins/sleeves, steel, two stage ejector units etc – communicate to tool room mgr
  • Attend daily review of issues between imm tech’s & tooling mgr, input to identification of root cause and subsequent proposals to close out tooling related pfu’s
  • Support trials onsite and off site as needs arise
  • Upkeep of “datum packs” for all tools, minimum requirement as per GA-SP p06: PM sheets, log of failures
  • Identify & lead opportunities for efficiency improvements: tool dis-assembly / re-assembly sequence
  • Raise & follow up PFU’s internal & external using central database where possible
  • Health & safety: maintain safe working practices, escalate any non conformities, near misses

About You:

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Work well – SAFELY
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to use own initiative and work with minimum supervision
  • Good communication / organisation skills
  • Good people skills – respects GA code of ethics
  • Ability to interpret & generate and maintain process documentation
  • knowledge of plant processes
  • Flexible and reliable, pro-active “can do” approach – work outside of normal hours will be required when business needs arise
  • Respect of internal and customer requirements with respect to product quality.

Job Application:

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK